Honeymoon Paradise: The Italian Countryside

MCs senior fashion editor, Zanna Roberts Rassi, found the perfect honeymoon vacation spot in Italy, an elegant and secluded farmhouse full of rustic beauty and romance in the Tuscan countryside.
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Zanna Roberts Rassi
MC's senior fashion editor, Zanna Roberts Rassi, found the perfect honeymoon vacation spot in Italy, an elegant and secluded farmhouse full of rustic beauty and romance in the Tuscan countryside. Read more on how Roberts Rassi found the ideal newlywed retreat.
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La Macchia
The 300-year-old house stands atop the rolling hills of Siena.
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Italian Paradise
Flanked by the Tuscan countryside in every direction, the house offers idyllic views as far as the eye can see.
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Romantic Seclusion
The 600-meter-long driveway ensures ultimate privacy.
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Tuscan Decor
The farmhouse's family-style table with its simple touches — fresh cut garden flowers and ginormous bowls of fruit.
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Useful by Design
The rustic kitchen was fitted with every utensil you could possibly require.
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Dinner Alfresco
The chef, a.k.a. my new husband, serves up another fine feast from the garden.
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A Farmhouse with a View
Watching the early evening sun sink into the rolling hillside was simply breathtaking.
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The Favorite Spot
What better place to loll in the after-dinner moonlight.
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The Pergola
Sitting under the vined pergola was another favorite pastime.
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Rustic Luxury
The backyard pool is crystal clear, 30 feet, and heated. All the wedding stresses washed away.
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Retreat from the Sun
The lounge provides the perfect place to retire after a hectic day or for a spot of backgammon or chess.
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Sophisticated Slumber
Farmhouse owner Ilaria Miani hand-selects fabrics and furnishings for every room.
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Old Word Elegance Meets Innovative Design
The gargantuan open shower overlooks the rolling valleys.
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Mellow Yellow
The house boasts seven bedrooms, each exquisitely and uniquely decorated.
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Room to Relax
For a little more peace and quiet…the study is a great retreat.
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Local Charm
A hillside shepherd moonlights as the local cheese dealer.
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Au Naturel
My one daily chore — pick fresh veggies. All you can eat, for free!
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Scenic Beauty
A view from the town of San Casciano dei Bagni.
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Italian Hospitality
The happy couple and their host, Giorgio Miani, walk out over the ever-reaching gardens
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